I freaking love summer for so many reasons, one of those reasons are of course dresses. I don’t know about you but I hardly ever wear capris or even shorts for that matter. The fact that I am short myself and a little on the curvy side, I have a hard time finding shorts that look and feel good, and the same goes for capris (they tend to make me look shorter unless I’m wearing heels).
So basically my wardrobe in the summer consists of dresses. I have A LOT of dresses. Dresses for almost every occasion and the key is you really only need a few that you can do a lot with. In this post I will show you 3 dresses for 3 occasions that will surely get you through your summer.
- The first being a maxi dress. There is a lot you can do with a maxi. Dress it up or down, flats or heels, there are really no rules.
- The second is the classic “little black dress”. However, for summer you want to keep it simple and not elegant, even if you’re going to a function at night.
- The third is a wrap dress. This type of dress looks good on EVERYBODY.
Check out the different accessories paired with each type to get the full effect. If you stick to these basic rules you can mix and match to create even more styles. A little really goes a long way.
How to reuse Summer clothes for Fall? Allow me to share…
Now until recently I was never really the biggest fan of Fall. Changing weather and leaves never really got me too excited and one of the biggest issues was that I always felt like I never had enough clothes to get me through the first few months. Then I discovered the easiest way to make it through Fall (without shopping).
If your like me and have just headed back to work after having the Summer off then you know how tight the wallet is at the beginning of September. Instead of trying to buy a whole new wardrobe for Fall, take what you’ve worn all Summer and just add a few key pieces.
Lets talk about dresses
- Causal Summer dresses are not the best for this chilly morning weather we are having. One of the best things to do is to throw on some leggings underneath your dress.
A tip for strapless dresses: Put on a t-shirt (color corresponding) to the dress and simply wear the strapless dress over the shirt. It will look like it belongs and will also be weather appropriate.
- Another great piece to add to the dress and leggings are a pair of boots, I find that riding boots work better (more casual in nature) and also a long boyfriend style sweater.
- Light layers seem to be the trick to dressing for Fall.
Who wear’s short shorts?
If you spent all Summer long going out in your short shorts, have no fear you do not need to put them away just yet.
- Tights/leggings make the perfect addition to these shorts. Now before you tell me how you can’t pull this look off, think again. I recently pulled this look off in Denver, CO where the weather is just a bit cooler in the beginning of June. It is a look that once you dive into , you’ll be just fine.
- As far as shoes go, try on a pair of heels or a short bootie. I went for the latter.
Last but not least lets not forget about our t-shirts
I don’t know about you but I practically live in t-shirts year round. There is so much you can do with them.
- One of my favorite accessories for Fall is a blazer. Throwing on a blazer over a plain t-shirt can add so much to an outfit. Blazers work well with jeans, shorts, and even dresses.
If you haven’t already invested in a blazer you should do so. They can be quite the lifesaver.
That being said, just because the cooler weather is upon us and Fall is knocking on the door, don’t let that ruin your wardrobe. I think you’ll find with time that Fall is actually a GREAT time for clothes and working those options. And lets face it that’s half the fun in being a girl or someone just obsessed with fashion. So now you know how to reuse your Summer clothes for Fall, enjoy!
Doesn’t it feel like Father’s Day just sorta creeps up on us–even though I may be Dad-less doesn’t mean I’m not immune to the greeting cards and the excessive brunches that are constantly happening.
So this year why don’t you skip the boring brunches and take your Dad, Grandfather, or any special male figure for that matter out for something fun like beers and a game.
Dress like one of the guys this Father’s Day with a few of these basics. Or if your not celebrating Father’s Day buy a few of these pieces, grab your girls, and pretend! Permission granted to burp.
$25 - hollisterco.com
$20 - target.com
£25 - fatface.com
£20 - howies.co.uk
£2.50 - yukka.co.uk
$25 - tillys.com
$40 - gandermountain.com
$30 - oldnavy.gap.com
£25 - riverisland.com
£40 - julesb.co.uk
€90 - colette.fr
$48 - target.com
$20 - swell.com
Ok so this might just be one of the GREATEST collections I’ve put together thus far-I may even be splurging a bit to grab some of these fantastic items!
It’s no secret that road trips are my favorite form of travel-I’ve written several posts about how much I do indeed love them.
However this will be the first time that I bring you up close and personal with some serious MUST have items when on the road.
We all know some basics are hats, accessories, sneakers; ya know the usual. Lets take it one step further and showcase this AMAZING collection.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Oh and by the way I managed to keep each item under $50
Lets talk about HATS: I seriously love a good retro style hat
Shoes are a must right? Ok so keep some different ones handy; running shoes, flip-flops, CHUCKS
Books are a must; especially those about road trips or just filled with useless fun facts
Dry Shampoo is one of the best inventions and quite possibly the best invention for travel–try some out!
Accessories should be kept simple; you’ll want to mix and match scarves and jewelry
A mix of comfy clothes and something semi-nice is always recommended too
Ok so there you go! Get to shopping and to road tripping!
$20 - delias.com
18 CAD - eluxe.ca
$39 - victoriassecret.com
£30 - bankfashion.co.uk
$45 - delias.com
£15 - fashionunion.com
$45 - dsw.com
$20 - etsy.com
$14 - madewell.com
$30 - crooksncastles.com
$50 - luluguinness.com
£6.99 - hm.com
£10 - lipsy.co.uk
£14 - debenhams.com
$18 - lordandtaylor.com
€27 - nelly.com